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Wed Nov 30 2005


Bush defends embattled war policy
Sees no withdrawal schedule

President Bush, facing growing doubts about his war strategy, said Wednesday that Iraqi troops are increasingly taking the lead in battle but that "this will take time and patience."
Document "executive summary" at whitehouse.gov

add 4pm
Court delays Padilla transfer from brig

A federal appeals court o delayed the transfer of accused terrorist Jose Padilla from a military brig to face trial in Miami

email opposing view 9:04 a.m.
Email from H. Dunlap is a link to a Village Voice critique of the Bush plan, complete with an illustration that will possibly enrage Bushies:

Victory in Iraq!
Comrade Bush unveils new national strategy

Army analysts now foresee bleak road ahead in Iraq
Two senior Army analysts who in 2003 accurately foretold the turmoil that would be unleashed by the U.S. invasion of Iraq offer a bleak assessment in a new study of what now lies ahead in that bloodied land. They advise, however, against setting a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal — unless Washington finds the situation "irredeemable." A timetable "is an excuse for allowing the system to collapse," the Army War College's W. Andrew Terrill and Conrad C. Crane write.

email Propaganda
Brad:
So they decided to expand to Iraq and pay for propaganda to be published in Iraqi papers:
U.S. Military Covertly Pays to Run Stories in Iraqi Press
The stories are written by US troops but are not identified as such. Are there any depths to which they won't sink? I guess that's a stupid question.
Virginia

Fourth paragraph begins "Though the articles are basically factual, they present only one side of events and omit information that might reflect poorly on the U.S. or Iraqi governments, officials said."

Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Bought "News"---RESULT
posted 830a - 11p Wed Nov 30 2005
The U.S. secretly pays Iraqi newspapers to print "news" which is propaganda. You may check multiple boxes
Good. It shows initiative on our part.
68-
24%
I don't care. Only journalists care about that stuff anyway.
13-
5%
So what's new? US gov't does almost the same thing in the U.S.
95-
33%
Another bad example of Bushies ignoring rules.
17-
6%
Another good example of Bushies ignoring rules.
24-
8%
Thoroughly disgusting.
67-
24%
Total votes 284-
 
 

4th Infantry deployment ramping up at Fort Hood
By end of Dec., nearly 21,000 troops are scheduled to be deployed on yearlong tour.

Dell's consumer PC business slips

(Re-posted today because of author interview)

POPSCI.COM
The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles

Electronic device renders repo man obsolete
An electronic device that attaches to a car's ignition system easily can take the place of a tow-truck repossession, and the units are finding their way onto high-risk car lots across the country. No pay, no start.

22-story condo towers proposed for downtown San Antonio
prices for the upscale downtown homes will start at $200,000

Grim future pictured for hurricane evacuees in Texas
Hurricane evacuees could flood Texas streets unless the federal government steps in soon with a long-term housing solution, according to a report due out Thursday.


Homeless for the holidays Katrina display draws ire

"...emits a high-frequency pulsing sound that, he says, can be heard by most people younger than 20 and almost no one older than 30. The sound is designed to so irritate young people that after several minutes, they cannot stand it and go away."


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Couric quiet as NBC, CBS make changes at top
Couric has confirmed in separate interviews that CBS chief Leslie Moonves has been courting her to replace Dan Rather on the CBS Evening News, which is a perennial also-ran in the race with Nightly News and No. 2 ABC's World News Tonight.


Cindy Sheehan and her book publisher are upset about Associated Press and Reuters photos that allegedly presented a misleading impression of her book signing last weekend in Texas.

 

"Bleeding and wedged inside the 9-by-15-inch window frame, Dufield was rescued by Concord firefighters and later booked into the local lockup on a felony burglary rap." with photo

 

Scientists discover that monkeys have accents

 


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